Learning from games for your classroom: “Last Day on Earth: Survival”

First off, I want to thank a past guest of the podcast, Master Heebs, Mr. Hebert or Scott Hebert depending on who’s calling, for saying that his current favorite game is Last Day on Earth: Survival. I say this because I want to dedicate this whole post to some lessons that can be reapplied to education after analyzing (and playing!) this mobile game. So let’s get to it! I will Continue Reading →

Ep 015 with Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, inspiring gamification by life itself

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos is a strategic business adviser specializing in innovation using games, gamification and experience design. She is the founder and CEO of Strategic Innovation Lab and is also an adviser to several technology incubators and technology start-ups. She is also an advisor on the European Commission’s Advanced Digital Gaming and Gamification Program. Marigo works with a wide range of global clients Continue Reading →

Ep 014 Gamification for the Medieval Science Classroom of Scott Hebert

Listen to this episode on your phone! Scott Hebert is a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Physical Education as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 8 years. He is on a mission to rid the stereotype that school is boring and loves to challenge the traditional approaches to education via gamification. He aims to be innovative and is constantly challenging himself to put Continue Reading →

Ep 013 The Right Space and Time for Creativity in Gamification with Vasilis Gkogkidis

Listen to this episode on your phone! Vasilis Gkogkidis is a gamification speaker and trainer working full time for GAMIFICATION+ alongside Pete Jenkins. He studied computer science and did a postgraduate in Business Management at the University of Brighton where he met Pete Jenkins. He runs training on gamification introducing people to the basics of it, organized Gamification Europe with Pete, he is the Greek Ambassador for GamFed, the organizer Continue Reading →

Ep 012 Sabrina Bruehwiler with the superpower of creativity for gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Sabrina Bruehwiler is a business consultant specialized in gamification and behavioral design with over 8 years of experience in visual communication and user-focused design. Sabrina is leading and consulting startups in Africa and Europe to improved customer engagement through behavioral science and game design. Consulting for the Octalysis Group with clients including Google, Accenture, eBay, Lego, IBM, Tesla, Yahoo, she is delivering projects Continue Reading →

Ep 011 Bernardo Letayf the winner of the gamification software of the year

Listen to this episode on your phone! Bernardo started as a web designer back in 1998. He worked in JWT (marketing agency) for a year and afterward started his journey in the training world working at EduMac as an Adobe Certified Instructor. In 2008 he started working at the American School Foundation. Bernardo has been working as a freelancer forever and founded his company in 2011. In 2010 he was Continue Reading →

Ep 010 My experience at Gamification Europe

Listen to this episode on your phone! This is a special episode. I’m taking advantage that the release of it is on January 1st and it is the 10th episode, to make this one different. Here I have no guest, it’s just me talking about my experience in the Gamification Europe conference and some key highlights I’d like to share of the talks I was able to personally attend (and Continue Reading →

Ep 009 Erik Van Mechelen and creativity for gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Erik is the Director of Member Success at the Octalysis Group, he is there to ensure OP members succeed in the gamification & human-focused design education experience. He’s also the editor-in-Chief for yukaichou.com and Lead Writer for the Octalysis Group at blog.octalysisgroup.com. He is a writer, editor, and book reviewer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s currently editing the second edition of Yu-kai Chou’s Actionable Gamification: Continue Reading →

Ep 008 Learning Gamification guru Monica Cornetti and how gamification landed on her lap

Listen to this episode on your phone! Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica Cornetti works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of Continue Reading →

My presentation at Gamification Europe

I’ve been meaning to write a full post about my experience in this awesome conference, but day to day operations of Professor Game (and life) has been keeping me way too busy, so for now, below you can find my presentation on Slideshare, a video recorded thanks to Aysu Erensoy (BIG thanks for this again!) from Gamification Turkey and some pictures as well thanks to my lovely wife, who also met many Continue Reading →